peter_kirk at sil.org peter_kirk at sil.org
Fri Sep 24 17:01:21 EDT 1999

Thanks for the reminder that the form Urusalima occurs in the Amarna 
letters. That is of course (by any chronology) older than both the 
form yrw$lym in DSS and the form Shalem in the inscription which Rohl 
mentions. There is of course no contradiction between Urusalima and 
Shalem, for S and Sh were often interchanged between languages and 
names are commonly abbreviated in Egyptian.

Peter Kirk

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Subject: Re[5]: yrw$lym
Author:  <mc2499 at mclink.it> at Internet
Date:    24/09/1999 05:34

Dear Peter,


.. It was to decide that Jerusalem was probably some name that Kitchen 
thought it was notwithstanding the fact that the Egyptian chancelry knew 
the city in the Amarna letters as Urusalima.


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